Ant

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Guess somebody got scared that thousands of users came here?

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Insofar as it does do those racist, ableist and tone-deaf colonial things it's a dogshit idea

most antinatalism is based in utilitarianism, which is also a dogshit idea

Benatar's negative utilitarianism is the kind of shit you use to justify eugenics in the poorest most war-torn parts of the colonised world
you could write a book about how dodgy his ways of thinking are

so utilitarianism especially so, along with all normative ethics

that all said, it's pretty hard to justify having kids in this collapsing disaster of a socioeconomic system regardless of how you do your ethics

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In the future we are all dumpster-divers

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if you use google it works but not ddg unfortunately

site:raddle.me/f/MEGAlinks search terms

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this forum is slowly growing

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for an idea of what actually gets banned, have a look at the global moderation log in the sidebar of this forum

also every individual forum has its own moderation log for transparency

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putting the info briefly in the title of the post will save people time,

also you might wanna put it in the sidebar

also you needn't frame all this stuff in terms of rules, recommendations are ok

ok that's enough backseat modding from me

gosh darn it

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your image was removed! any reason that would happen?

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I think that until recently most people used the site holistically and generally stuck with /all, using the forums to sort their entries and as for easy resourcing

that said, I'm a fan of f/ACAB and f/radpuppers

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TIL what SCP is

What does 'boringskip' have to do with SCP though?

also, I'm surprised we don't have a f/TIL

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I think they use instagram

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well yeah, that's what I'm hoping this post will do

only mods can change it though

to keep the format, you could say something like

Rule 1: Moralizing: Posts & Comments Reported as: Moralizing. Nobody wants to hear about how you think stealing is bad. Go debate in f/philosophy or something. Actually just keep it to yourself.

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Good, then don't apply them to me.

haven't been

dictionary definition of racism

a racist world will produce that kind of dictionary definition
literally a whole world of antiracist academic, radical, and social work on race is more than enough to challenge dictionaries that pretend to be apolitical by just reproducing the disadvantaging structures of society

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Oh, and genocide of white people does exist, but not by people of colour, not since the invention of race at least

I totally missed that part of your comment the first time :/

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I'm not american and disdain american politics

however I have read a lot of postcolonial theory, race theory, and relevant philosophy of race - enough to tell you with confidence that you have only what could be called a pop-culture white liberal commonsense idea of what racism is rather than an antiracist one

and many of the the users on this site have read similarly
like i said, we build our lives on being good at this

there are quite a lot of resources on the topics on this site if you're interested in looking further

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seems like you're genuinely willing to learn though your current perspective is very different to many of the users on this site

for many of us, political questions are what we focus on in very fundamental ways, because we're politically radical - meaning what we're opposed to the entirety of the current sociopolitical system (in this case for most of us we are opposed to state-capitalism and the various forms of structural advantage given to whole historical groups)

Using perhaps more common words, heterosexism is when people are homophobic or sexist, and cisgenderism is when people are transphobic

Hopefully someone will take the time to explain to you race theory stuff, but in short, any decent race or postcolonial theory that exists now will identify superstructures of society that benefit white people and harm people of colour
Racism here is not interpersonal prejudice but the way that the world advantages whole groups based on racial constructs

Within that, because whites are at the top of the pyramid, racism (as structure, not prejudice) can't actually be done to white people, only to people of colour
People of colour can be racist, but only to other people of colour
This might sound odd, but it's actually sound stuff if you take the time to learn about it

You might want to check out the wiki w/Whiteness_Syllabus and read a couple articles to get started

have written a lot so I will stop here!